"The important thing in science is not so much to obtain new facts as to discover new ways of thinking about them."
MESA Egg Drop
In Fall 2007, Phoenix mission staff coached MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) students on the challenges of entry, descent and landing on Mars using an "Egg Drop Contest." Students designed and built a descent and landing system to protect an egg dropped from a second story window. The video was shot by engineers from Raytheon who also supported the event.